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Mentorship

with Renée Baker

Connect through online sessions full of customised advice, tailored for Australian creative business owners and makers.

Mentoring Collage by Holly Leonardson

Collage by the incredible Holly Leonardson 

Collage by the incredible Holly Leonardson 

Who is mentoring for?

  • Makers
  • Designers
  • Artists
  • Event organisers
  • Gallery owners
  • Retail shops
  • Small businesses 

seeking expert guidance
in areas such as

  • marketing
  • website strategy
  • social media
  • selling online
  • design markets
  • time management
  • brand development
  • wholesale
  • …and more!
Bilboa at Finders Keepers

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“Working with DBP has been a wonderful experience.

With their help I was able to clarify and streamline areas in my business many creatives often overlook (or get overwhelmed by!) and highlight my goals.”

Osha Shealey, Bilboa
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We understand.

You’re busy.

You’re watching other makers grow and be successful.

You get to the end of the day and think “oh shit I haven’t posted to Instagram”.

You keep getting waitlisted for design markets.

You have no one do share ideas with.

You spend too much time wondering “what’s next” and not enough time working on the next step.

With DBP mentoring you can...

Move forward with direction and purpose

Make practical plans to achieve your goals

Gain clarity, confidence and focus

Chat candidly with your expert mentor Renée Baker

Debrief about challenges and get help solving problems

Image credit Bilboa captured by Natalie Jeffcott

Working from home studio
Go at your own pace

Each session and appointment
frequency is guided by you

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safe and inclusive

We have the utmost respect
for your personal information

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Empathetic mentor

We believe health and wellbeing live
alongside compassion and support

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Efficient systems

Affordable and accessible services to
support longevity of the creative industry

Make meaningful change

Set up external accountability with scheduled
mentoring appointments.

Sessions held online via Google Meet to suit your
schedule and your location.

Your no-obligation 30-minute introductory session is FREE!

Complete the form below, and we will be in touch within 24 hours to schedule your appointment.

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The DBP partnership

D’Alton Baker Productions is a partnership between Angela D’Alton and Renée Baker.

All mentees benefit from the experience of Angela and Renée.

Angela D'Alton Renee Baker DBP Mentors

"Invaluable advice and practical tools"

blake clay

“Setting up a small business on your own can be a hard process without the right people to steer you in the right direction! Angela and Renee are just those right people!

During my mentoring sessions, they have been both my guides and my cheer squad, setting me up with invaluable advice and practical tools to succeed.

Their combined experience and expertise has allowed me to gain clarity of my business goals and see so many things easily overlooked.”

Testimonial Rhianna Blake; Image Emma Silwanis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

At each mentoring session, you will meet with Renée Baker, an industry expert
with over 5 years of experience mentoring Australian makers.

Angela D’Alton provides behind-the-scenes support to the mentoring process.

Watch the snippet below for an introduction to Angela and Renée’s areas of expertise, which are skills you can draw upon in mentoring sessions and through educational resources.

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Marketing

Brand Strategy
PR and Advertising
Visual Communications
Social Media and e-Newsletters
Networking and Events
Copywriting

Collage with hands and swirls by Holly Leonardson

Selling Products

Applying for Design Markets
Setting up Wholesale
Selling Online
(Shopify, Etsy etc)
Pop-up Stall Design
Customer Service
Packaging and Product Development
Holly Leonardson Collage Vessels

Systems & tech

Website Design
Time Management
Solutions and Automation
Working out “what’s next”
Creative software and apps
Using diaries and calendars

“We can’t recommend DBP enough!"

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“DBP bring so much experience and knowledge to the table. They’ve been able to tackle anything we’ve thrown their way, helping us create structure to grow and scale.

They’ve been our sounding board, eyes for our product development and a support team when we’ve needed it the most!

We are forever grateful to them for their help.”

Testimonial Outer Island; Image Mim Sterling

Step 1.

Book your FREE 30-minute
introductory session

step 2.

DBP provides you with our
recommended areas of focus

step 3.

Purchase a mentoring pack with a
discount or pay as you go

step 4.

Enjoy the clarity and focus
each session brings

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There are no hard and fast rules to mentoring.

Mentorship is a relationship. Mentors guide mentees through a period of change towards agreed objectives, where the mentee taps into the experience and skills of the mentor.

A mentor has vast experience and skills in a specific field, practice, industry or vocation.  A mentee utilises the value provided from the relationship with their mentor towards their own mission at their discretion.

Mentors provide independent, objective advice whilst summoning reference to their own specific learnings. Mentors assist mentees to make choices.

In a confidential and casual setting, mentorship provides the mentee with a relationship that supports and guides them towards their own goals.

In order to ensure our overheads are kept low, and to continue providing accessible and affordable services, all of our mentoring sessions are held online using Google Meet. All instructions on required software and how to connect are provided to mentees prior to our first session.

This also means we can provide mentoring to all parts of Australia, and additionally we can continue mentoring programs while our mentees travel to various parts of the world.

To begin the mentoring process, you will start with an introductory session with Renée.  This session, guided by DBP, is essentially an investigation into you, your strengths and your objectives.  It provides DBP with a clearer view of who you are, what you want and how we can work with you towards the goals you’ve set for yourself and your business.

This process also provides mentees with an insight into what they can expect from mentoring, an opportunity to get to know Renée, and to find out if DBP are the mentors you’re looking for.

From that session, DBP provides recommendations on how we think the mentorship process can best support your mission, areas of focus and desired outcomes.  The mentee drives every session thereafter and provides the topics for discussion at each meeting.

Once the mentor has a clear understanding of the current status of the mentee and their business, future discussions are entirely lead by the mentee. In those conversations mentors provide an impartial and trusted source of independent opinion and advice.

DBP works as a trusted and affordable resource to mentees, much like a well-loved textbook or content-rich website, with a pulse.  DBP can guide you, provide honest feedback, suggest methods and give you the benefit of conversational advice, all while drawing upon our experience and knowledge.

Contact us today to book in your Introductory Session. We will get back to you within 24 hours between Monday to Friday. You’ll need to provide us the details about your business and we’ll ask you to complete a questionnaire to help us prepare for our session together.

After our intro session, DBP let you know our recommended areas of focus.  All future sessions are lead by the mentee themselves, what they would like to discuss and the areas of the business they wish to focus on.

D’Alton Baker Productions prides itself on offering an affordable mentorship program.

Appointments take place with Renée Baker and are scheduled for one hour via Google Meet.

Whilst Angela is not in attendance during sessions, all mentees benefit from the experience and expertise of both Angela and Renée. Renee meets with Angela regularly to discuss mentee progress and information, so that Angela can provide her input to further assist Renee in her endeavours as well as the mentee community.

All new mentees receive their first session (30 mins) for free.  Contact us today to get started!

Do you still have questions? Get in touch contactus@daltonbaker.com.au

Book your free intro session

Spend more time in the studio making and build a fresh and sustainable lifestyle for yourself and earn an income doing what you love.

Simply complete the form below, and we will be in
touch within 24 hours to schedule your
FREE 30 minute introductory appointment.